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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Golden Hall, Community Concourse on 1978-01-08 (January 8, 1978)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: January 8, 1978 (check for other copies)
Venue: Golden Hall, Community Concourse
Location: San Diego, CA

Source: Soundboard
Lineage: SBDMR > R > PCM > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
Keywords: Live concert


Description

Jack Straw, Mama Tried-> Big River, Sunrise, It's All Over Now, Looks Like Rain, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication Samson & Delilah, Good Lovin', Estimated Prophet-> Drums-> The Other One-> Truckin'-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Johnny B. Goode

Notes

SBDMR > R > PCM > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN

note: Jerry had laryngitis on this night and therefore
he did not sing.

d1t7 - cut in SBD cross faded with AUD/3 from 03:29 to 03:54

d2t5 - cut in SBD cross faded with AUD/3 from 01:00 to 07:12

EAC, SHN and cross fades by Noah Weiner - November, 2002

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Average Rating: 3.73 out of 5 stars3.73 out of 5 stars3.73 out of 5 stars3.73 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: Deadheadable - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - January 8, 2012
Subject: THE DAY
I WAS THERE FOR THE NIGHT BEFORE AND LOOOOVED IT
Reviewer: animalslikeearthquakes - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 22, 2010
Subject: Bobby picks up the slack in a big way...
Second night without Jerry's vocals. It felt like the band was scrambling to figure out how to go about things on the night previous to this, but they nail it tonight. Fantastic setlist to begin with. First part of the first set is very decent, but "Looks Like Rain" and afterward is EXTREMELY good. Lazy Lightning is solid as usual, with a short but sweet Supplication jam wrapping up the first set.

Samson and Good Lovin' are a nice, but unremarkable opener to a second set that becomes nothing short of amazing afterward. Very good Estimated Prophet with fantastic, jazzy jamming that really flows nicely through Drums into a full-on brutal Other One. Heavy-duty stuff, make no mistake. Phil is all over this, as well as the drummers. Truckin' is just as good as the version from 01-06-1978 which is no small compliment. Great stuff. Wrapping thing up, an average Sugar Magnolia leads into one of the best Johnny B. Goode's I've ever heard this band so. Ferocious is an understatement. Insanely good.

Recording has a bit of a hiss, which I noticed much more on my stereo than I did in my car and one headphones, but the star that the recording quality would have lost gets put back due to the sheer energy of the night and brilliance of the performance.

Keith being so prominent in the mix is a welcome surprise, too.
Reviewer: Augy - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 25, 2008
Subject: Amazing even though Jerry didn't sing!
I was approximately 5th row center for this show. It maybe was a bit of an exaggeration on Phil's part as he said just before the encore "If every place we played was like this we'd live here". But obviously they had fun, despite Jerry's continuing illness! Perhaps, because they apparently hadn't ever before played on Bill Graham's Birthday?
Almost any show at the Golden Hall was good, yet I missed the night before but I saw all the other shows there except for 1970. Despite Jerry's laryngitis he sure made up for it on his 'Wolf" guitar and Phil had the bass with the 10 buttons! It was kind of short because it was only Bob tunes but it was smokin'! Incidentally, Bill Graham apparently hated that name "Uncle Bobo" but it stuck for a while anyway! (By the way, please see my review of 1993/1/24 for an explanation about playing in January which was rare and after this almost never)!

Augy
San Diego
Reviewer: smgarcia - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - February 17, 2006
Subject: Funny Billy K
This recording is hissy. But not unbearable.

Listen to the very beginning of Lazy Lightnin' and you'll hear that Billy K. can't count straight, and then he goes "Whoa whoa! HAHAHHAhLAOALAOAL" Then he gets it straight. Very funny stuff.
Reviewer: Uffel - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 15, 2005
Subject: Insane
The energy in the band's playing more than compensates for the lack of Jerry songs & vocals and the tape hiss. Especially the second set is insane, the second CD has been stuck in my player for quite a while, they really take off during the Estimated, a really fine version, through drums into a 15 minute plus Other One, then into a rocking Truckin' and closing with an over-the-top Sugar Magnolia. All band members are really on (even Donna), with Jerry, Bobby and Phil at their most spectacular, but Keith's playing is also pretty hot. The tape hiss is actually quite tolerable (especially as the music is so fine).
5 stars out of 5.
Reviewer: DFBayne - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 25, 2005
Subject: This is Phil's Night
I don't know what they put in Phil's Heineken that night, but he is ripping all night long! His bass intro to Good Lovin' is straight from 1970 and he is dropping bombs all over the Other One. It's too bad that there is a major audience patch in the middle of the Other One. His bass must have been in tatters after this show.

The hiss is not as bad as others have written about here. There are obviously a few cassette generations in the lineage. But hey, what are you going to do? A little hiss is the price you pay to hear Phil in all his glory from this era.
Reviewer: Stagger me - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - January 2, 2005
Subject: Sounds Hissy
Vocals Sounds Good. But Quite Hissy and sound seems to wash back and forth and distorted bass
Reviewer: Stagger me - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - January 2, 2005
Subject: Sounds Hissy
Vocals Sounds Good. But Quite Hissy and sound seems to wash back and forth and distorted bass
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - October 11, 2004
Subject: hissy
alot of you guys need to be more critical as there is so much to choose from...too hissy for me
Reviewer: jillymom - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - September 5, 2004
Subject: good
good sound
Reviewer: Burning Skies - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 27, 2004
Subject: All Bobby show #2
For some, the prospect of an all Weir song show is less than appetizing. This one proves them wrong. While the usual Weir fare is fully represented, it's not the song choice but the performance that counts here. Weir really steps up to the plate for these two shows, but the band itself is not far behind. Super high energy throughout, some songs rock so hard you'll wonder what the band took and where you can get some. Highlights? The whole show is great...and while later on in years the Dead played energy without the extended jams, this show has both. They go to some pretty interesting places in Estimated...You can tell they like the crowd too. "If every place we played was like this, we'd live here!"

I like this recording better than the night before. This board is - well mixed balanced and clean, while the 7th's soundboard is a bit muddy and bass heavy for my liking.

For those who don't know, this is the show were they give Bill Graham the name 'Uncle Bobo.' Hear them do it and sing happy birthday.

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